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Old 2012-03-18, 09:01   Link #9
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In line to confess his sins.
Age: 30
"The Office" is essentially an entire show built around this sensation. Of course, in that case it's exactly the reaction they're going for, and it's hilarious, albeit still uncomfortable to watch at times. (Again, their goal in the first place.)

I have trouble watching scenes where the character is going to make a huge fool out of himself. Especially if it isn't entirely played for laughs. When I know that scene is coming, I sometimes catch myself looking away or putting my hand over my face like a schoolgirl at a Saw screening.

I suppose it's just empathy? At some level, it might remind me of social blunders I've made myself that I'd rather not recall.
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